The Gales of Gustavson - By Dan'l MclLhenny

Monterey Bay basks Sun enriched 

Watery surface wrinkling’, moving,  reacting 

Invisibly influenced passing forces induce dance 

Single modifyers called into action 

Attempt to tell all… but do they? 








Such descriptives might heighten expression 


Pancake Conversations - By Dan'l MclLhenny

Pancake Conversations 

By: Dan’l McILhenny 


As a Birthday wish she agreed 

To heat the griddle,  

To bother with the batch 

And to become my personal chef 

All for the sake of pancake conversations 

Before we get talking here’s my gift 


Banners Above the Bluff - By Dan'l MclLhenny

Banners Above the Bluff 

By: Dan’l McILhenny 

Pampas grass flags 

Stand erect 

Ruffled by the breeze 

Appearing as guardian figures 

Clumped together waiting 

Ready - to take their 

Battle stations 

Banners above the bluff 

From this vantage point 

Not a…

Argue - By Dan'l MclLhenny

The Giant E. Verses the Little Bitty B. Debacle  

Or…Two Arguing Argue-nots 

By: Dan’l McILhenny 

“We shouldn’t argue!” said the red billed bird  

...We’re different as any true friends ought to be 

You’re an elephant with your own point of…


Allofasudden - By Dan'l MclLhenny


(The Cat Was On The Ball) 

By Dan’l McILhenny 

An untied shoelace 

My eyes got a tip 

While doin’ window shoppin’ 

Along the Sunset Strip 

Oh what a hazardous trip 

Might befall her - if she only knew 



May We have Your Promise Roy - By Dan'l Mcllhenny

Don’t toss a pebble in the pond boy 

Show a little restraint, behave...okay! 

It’s assumed you could 

But why would you 

On this special day 

Kindly direct  

Your interest some other constructive way  

Quick - without delay 

Life’s a tug…


A Green Thumb Up For Sure - By Dan'l Mcllhenny

Ronny was a different kid 

A self imposed loner some say 

No profile really 

Though tall, frightfully lean - but agile 

Ronny kept his smile 

Forever away 

Locked tight - outta sight 

He'd never crack a grin at all 



The Skidmore Up and Down - By Dan'l Mcllhenny

You can Skidmore East or Skidmore West 

In either direction you decide what’s best 

It’s all part of the Alameda heart of town 

That’s called... the Skidmore Up and Down 

Breezin’ through the avenue’s 

Checkin’ out home after home 



Stitching Souls With Humble Earth - By Dan'l McIlhenny

Hasten up twilight 

Invite speechless nightfall in 

Wind wrap cool around us 

Let sunset please begin 

Sun the brightest, mighty one 

Must bid at last adieu  

Slow the glows 

Those pastel shows 

‘Tis dusk we seek again  

Above wooded mountain…


A Remedy - By Dan'l Mcllhenny

Shoes of another 

Bought by my Mother 

Found at a secondhand store 

A Pearl of a girl is she - 

Bein’ poor’s an illusion 

If you’ll choose it to be 

‘Cuz there’s some cushion 

Between earth and me 

Liftin’ the…


Me and Alaska Joe - By Dan’l McIlhenny

I got a friend named Alaska Joe 

We go fishin’ every day or so  

A couple of kids you probably don’t know 

Me and Alaska Joe 

Bait in the bucket, tackle and pole 

Come hell or high water we go